The world’s only conference exclusively dedicated to discussing the rules, regulations and legal issues of autonomous vehicles

There are still no universal rules or regulations under which autonomous vehicles can operate, and the potential legal issues surrounding autonomous vehicles are undefined. This conference discusses and explores how to create a regulatory framework to enable further public testing of autonomous and driverless vehicles. It also debates what regulatory and legal challenges must be addressed before autonomous vehicles can be purchased and used by consumers.


Over the course of the three days, the conference will address a number of key unresolved issues such as:

  • Adapting current safety standards and regulations to allow further testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads
  • Assessing liability in accidents involving autonomous vehicles
  • Establishing an international agreement on rules and regulations for autonomous vehicles
  • Safely integrating autonomous vehicles with other road users
  • Code of ethics for autonomous vehicles in the event of an unavoidable accident
  • Authorizing police and law enforcement agencies to intercept and remotely stop self-driving vehicles
  • Allocating civil and criminal liability in the event of a cyberattack, vehicle hacking or deliberate interference with an automated vehicle


Previous participants?

(The 2019 speaker program will be announced in due course)

Latest developments in federal and state laws for the deployment of AVs
Emily Frascaroli
counsel, Ford Motor Co, USA

Automated vehicle deployment is happening — ensuring a future with enhanced safety and mobility
Michelle Chaka
program director, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, USA

Overview of US state and federal automated vehicle regulation and legislation, and principles and suggestions for policymakers going forward
Paul Hemmersbaugh
chief counsel and policy director for Transportation as a Service, General Motors, USA

Change is the only constant: liability considerations and emerging automotive technology
Daniel Warsh
legal counsel, Robert Bosch LLC, USA

Product liability law and prevention – a crash course
Prof Nicholas Wittner
Professor of Law in Residence, Michigan State University College of Law, USA
Tom Vanderford
associate general counsel; executive director, Litigation, Hyundai Motor America, USA

Guidelines for the Safe Testing and Deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles
Catherine Curtis
director vehicle programs, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, USA

Regulatory approaches to transportation as a service with fully autonomous vehicles
Matthew Burton
legal director II, regulatory development, Uber Technologies Inc, USA

Protecting Data Privacy (including ‘Bio-privacy’) and the Liabilities if You Don’t
Jennifer Dukarski
shareholder, Butzel Long, USA

The pace of automated vehicle innovation has not slowed – can the policymakers keep up?
Charles Haake
assistant general counsel, Association of Global Automakers, USA

Autonomous vehicles: regulatory and pre-regulatory topics
Anthony Cooke
deputy general counsel and vice president for policy and regulation, Luminar Technologies Inc, USA

Emerging Law Enforcement Roles Supporting Safe Testing and Deployment
Terrance J. McDonnell
staff sergeant New York State Police, USA

Preparing for an era of V2X and autonomous vehicles: UDOT's perspective
Carlos Braceras
director, Utah Department of Transportation, USA


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Venue Information


Venue Address

Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI 48374

Venue Website


Session Times

Tuesday October 22
8:15am - 5:15pm

Wednesday October 23
9am - 5pm

Thursday October 24
9am - 5pm



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